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News Release

Friday, July 8, 2011

Media Relations

16-Year-Old Teenager Shot and Killed NR11311cn

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Olympic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying those who dropped off a teenager with a gunshot at a Los Angeles Fire Station.

On Thursday, July 7, 2011, around 9:45 p.m., a 16-year-old Black male was dropped off at Los Angeles Fire Station No. 26, 2009 South Western Avenue, with an apparent gunshot wound.  The suspects who dropped off the victim were described as two Black male in their 20s who left the scene without being identified.  

A Los Angeles Fire Department Ambulance transported the teenager to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.    

Anyone with information is asked to contact Olympic Homicide Detective Herman Frettlohr at 213-382-9470.   During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.